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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia® Fireworks® MX in 24 Hours by Lon Coley, Jackson West

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Chapter 4. Working with Bitmap Images

In this hour you will begin working with bitmap images, which are the foundation of computer graphics. First you’ll learn how to work with the Canvas, layers, and colors, and then you’ll try out the bitmap drawing and painting tools. The next two hours in this part, “Editing Bitmap Graphics” and “Improving Photos,” will introduce you to bitmap editing and advanced creative techniques.

In this hour you will

  • Learn what makes up a bitmap object

  • Change the Canvas color and size settings

  • Become acquainted with the Layers panel

  • Work with the Color Mixer and swatches

  • Use the drawing and painting tools to create bitmap graphics

What Is a Bitmap?

A bitmap image is a two-dimensional grid of units called pixels. The two dimensions ...

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